William Carothers

William Carothers

Vice President


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William R. (Bill) Carothers has been actively engaged in the retail real estate arena representing retailers and property throughout Ohio for over 35 years. His area of expertise include:

  • Retail Sales & Leasing
  • Tenant Representation
  • Build-to-Suit Projects
  • Property Valuation
  • Site Acquisition
  • Consulting

Professional Experience

In March 1999, Bill joined Kelly & Visconsi Associates (KVA) as a partner, and in February 2016, KVA was acquired by Hanna Commercial. Prior to KVA, Bill had been with Ostendorf-Morris (OM), now also a part of Hanna Commercial. Prior to OM, Bill was Vice President of a smaller commercial brokerage company focused on retail in the Ohio marketplace.

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
ChainLinks Retail Advisors


As a tenant representative, Bill's clients have included the Sherwin-Williams Company; Aspen Dental, with thirty five (35) completed deals in Ohio to date; Cell Phone Repair (CPR); the Tile Shop; and LifeTime Fitness. Bill worked on a multi-year case study for LifeTime Fitness assessing their needs and requirements, the challenges of identifying a suitable 12-14 acre regional site that they could purchase, and then delivering results. In 2010, Lifetime opened their Cleveland area state-of-the-art health club at Chagrin Highlands in Beachwood.


Arizona State University
University of Denver
Case Western Reserve University, non-credit construction/architecture course work


Completed Ohio Sales and Broker's (non-active) licenses